Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Comfort Books

Just like there are comfort foods, I think there are comfort books. So during stressful times, I head to the library. My husband likes W.E.B. Griffin and Tom Clancy. He calls them 'soap operas for men.' I like Barbara Metzger and Sharon McCrumb. Just like macaroni and cheese they are smooth, predictable, and slide down easily.

I just read Barbara Metzger's Primrose Path. How can you not a love a book where the secondary characters are all dogs with names like Puddles, Windy, Spooky, and Sunshine? The book was so good that I was able to sit happily in a surgeon's crowded waiting and ignore the endless loop of CNN news blurbs plus the sign that read "The Dr. is running ninety minutes late."

We are preparing for a series of surgeries for my husband and long waits in surgery centers for me. But we've got the right books that will keep us entertained and distracted from stress. I won't be posting regularly for awhile but will pop in when I can and I wish you all the best.


Debbie Wallace said...

Just like macaroni and cheese they are smooth, predictable, and slide down easily...great description.

My thoughts are with you sweetie, keep us informed.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Debbie. I will.

Sarita Leone said...

Sending hugs your way, Kathy. Hoping good health soon returns to your world.

Great post. I wonder if you know that the Larks are some of my comfort writers. :) Really, you ladies have each helped me navigate the trials of these last weeks. I can't thank you all enough.